My Experience at Katapult 2017

My Experience at Katapult 2017

When my good friend, industry peer, and three time author, David Passiak mentioned Katapult in Oslo, I was interested in attending mostly to spend time with him, in real life. Most of time time we hang out virtually because he’s been nomadic for the past three...
The Power of Transient Community

The Power of Transient Community

Community. Such an interesting and complex word. I wrote a few words on community years back, trying to break down and open up the pieces of belonging that community generates. For the purpose of this discussion though, I’d like to tell you a short story about a...
Speaking at Year of the X in Munich

Speaking at Year of the X in Munich

Year of the X is an innovation festival, happening annually in Munich, Germany. The title, year of the X, relates to the Chinese new year theme, which obviously varies year to year. This year was year of the Rooster, so there were actual roosters outside –...
Airbnb Experiences for Social Impact

Airbnb Experiences for Social Impact

When I first caught wind that Brian Chesky was working on ‘transformational’ experiences as the next next of Airbnb, I thought it sounded overly optimistic and naive, in a way. As if you can really transform people in a moment?! But last night, I found...